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Yaxchilan

Mexico
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Bonampak and Yaxchilán from Palenque
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Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque
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"usumacinta river"
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"frontera corozal"
in 17 reviews
"howler monkeys"
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"boat ride"
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"indiana jones"
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"main plaza"
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"an adventure"
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"mayan ruins"
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"stone steps"
in 4 reviews
"jungle setting"
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"day trip"
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"mint condition"
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"entire site"
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"ancient city"
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"bring a flashlight"
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Getting to Yaxchilan requires driving for about 2.5 hours to Frontera Corozal and taking a boat trip up the Usumacinta river for another 45 minutes or so. It's logical to combine the trip with a visit to the Bonampak ruins on the way back which...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I had such a great experience visiting Yaxchilan. I did it as part of the standard day tour from Palenque. Everything about Yaxchilan was wonderful -- the ruins themselves, the boat ride there, the jungle around the ruins, the howler monkeys right above us in...More

Thank TravelingFamilyTrip
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Yaxchilan is an amazing and beautiful Mayan ruins setting situated on a bend of the wide Usumacinta River, on the Mexican side of the river. Our tour group took a 40 minute small boat trip (the only way to visit the site) from the shore...More

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Very remote site only accessible by boat with crocodiles en route. I was very tired after a long & uncomfortable drive from Flores so didn't see the whole place but enjoyed sitting quietly on my own watching monkey acrobatics.

Thank WinstonSophie
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

If you get the chance to go, seize it with both hands! I did a tour from Flores (loved it) to Caye Caulker (meh) and visited Yaxchilan and Bonampak as well as having a night at an indigenous Mayan camp. Arriving by boat on the...More

Thank princessadventure
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

one can only reach the old city by boat and the boatride itself is very impressive and if you are lucky you will see crocodiles, birds and other wildlife. Don‘t save on getting yourself a guide who can explain the meaning of the different buildings...More

Thank Jochen-v-S
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We drove to Frontera Corozol, several hours from Palenque. We stayed at Vallescondido on the way so we could arrive earlier. It's easy to arrange a boat - the price depends on the number in your group. My husband and I were the only ones...More

1  Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I went here years ago, around 2003, when it was the most recently discovered ruin in Mexico (long time ago, might be fuzzy on the details) we took a chartered tour, as the trek there from Palenque was long and arduous at the time. It...More

Thank Alli707
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Great place. I recommend driving there with your own car. Tour companys just rip you off. It's a 2,5 hours drive from Palenque to Frontera Corozal. Then we chartered a boat to Yaxchilan for 800 pesos return trip including 2,5 hours at Yaxchilan (for 2...More

Thank trasys
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The journey out here made for a quite a long day as we didn't continue to Flores as initially planned but it was so worth it. We booked this tour including a visit to Bonampak with a tour company inside the Ado bus station. We...More

2  Thank Piecesofrisa
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Hi. I used Montaya Tours. +52 967 126 2402 They were very helpful and proactive. I hope this helps.
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